Weeing in the Shower: 8 Reasons Mom Was Wrong
Your mother may have taught you never to urinate in the shower. However, in this instance, your mom may have been wrong. Here are 8 legitimate reasons to “wee” in the shower:
1. Water Conservation
Each time you flush a new toilet, up to 1.5 gallons of water go down the drain. If you have an older toilet in your home, you could be wasting 7 gallons of water with each flush.
2. Budget Friendly
Water is not free. The 2,500 liters of water that could be saved per person by replacing one session of toilet urination with urinating in the shower equates to lower water bills. Certainly, there is something you could do with that extra money.
3. Less Cleanup
Cleaning your bathroom can be an unsavory chore, and the fixture that typically requires the most attention is the toilet. Urine, which is sterile when it leaves the body, can be a breeding ground for bacteria once it enters the toilet bowl. Less urine in your toilet means less cleaning for you.
A survey of over 1,500 adults suggested that over 60 percent of people urinate in the shower. Even if those around you won’t admit that they do it, you’ll be a part of the majority when you adopt this practice.
5. No Toilet Paper Required
When you wipe with toilet tissue, you are literally flushing money down the drain. The water from your shower head will clean you thoroughly. No toilet paper is required.
6. Less Bladder Stress
Trying to “hold” your urine can be unhealthy. If urine is retained in the bladder for too long, it can irritate the bladder. It also increases the likelihood of a urinary tract infection.
7. No Disinfectant Needed
Urine is sterile until it becomes contaminated by the environment. The water from your shower rinses the urine down the drain before bacteria can start to breed. No disinfectant is needed.
8. Time Savings
When you are in a hurry, it pays to do two things at once. By showering and urinating at the same time, you kill two birds with one stone. Maybe, it only saves a minute or so, but sometimes, every second counts.
If you have been feeling a little guilty about “weeing” in the shower, don’t. Most people do it. And according to Designtoimprovelife.dk and Conserveh2o.org, it’s the right thing to do.